This extraordinary Victorian mansion was the first in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity.
- the real thing
- historic buildings
Discovery Museum is one of the North East of England’s most popular free venues and the place to find out about life on Tyneside, from science and technology to fashion through the eras and military history.
Step into the newly restored station building and look out for large exhibits like Stephenson’s “Locomotion No. 1” and displays of railway memorabilia.
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon houses over 70 vehicles in its ‘Collection Building’, for which admission and parking are free. Learn about the fascinating history of the railways and so much more!